This year the Awards are being organised differently. There will be two parts to the Awards. The first is nominations, where anyone can nomination any company or individual to any appropriate award. Then for each award category, the nominations will be reviewed by our panel of judges, who will then shortlist a number of nominations per category. Only those shortlisted will continue into the second part of the awards. During the second part, winners per category will be determined either by public vote, or by the judging panel. We will publish which awards are open to public vote when we announce the shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted Nominees will also have opportunity to Showcase their product / company at a number of different events throughout the year.
Part One – Nominations
The first part of the awards, called the Nominations, officially opens on the 1st February 2018. Anyone is able to submit a nomination via our online form on our nominations page. You can also view the full list of Awards categories here.
You can see the detailed schedule on our programme page, shortlisted nominees will be announced from April to June.
Part Two – Showcases and Voting
There will be a number opportunities for shortlisted nominees to Showcase their product and technology from April until September. During this period we will be open for public Voting as well as feedback from Judges during the showcase events. Some Awards will be decided just by public voting, others just by the judging panel. Details of which Awards will be via public vote will be released in April.